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Chalet Launen

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Gstaad  | Bedrooms: 6 | Sleeps: 12 + 2

Rates: Rates available on request.

Chalet Launen is the spectacular new luxury chalet in Launen, Gstaad just a five minute drive from the main promenade. Nestling among farmland pastures its location is idyllic and ensures maximum privacy for the most discerning client. Combined with breath taking panoramic views which can be seen from all aspects of the chalet, this is the ultimate alpine home.

You enter the chalet on the ground floor which is the main sleeping floor. Here you will find the impressive master bedroom which has a traditional Swedish stove and en-suite bathroom with separate rain shower. Further bedrooms on this floor include another double bedroom with en-suite bathroom and a bunk room sleeping 2 which has an en-suite shower room. Also on this floor there is a wonderful play room with plenty of games for the children as well as a foosball table. The ski room with heated warmers is just near the entrance of the chalet as well as a guest toilet. Moving upstairs you will find the extensive living and entertainment areas. The grand sitting room is luxurious and sophisticated. A large open fire place is the main feature of the room, guests can sink into the sumptuous sofas or relax with a glass of champagne on the fur covered day beds. The less formal day room next door is bright and spacious with a wonderful bay window which looks out onto the idyllic pastures surrounding the chalet. The beautiful farmhouse inspired kitchen overlooks the day room and can be closed off for maximum privacy. Dinner is served in the elegant dining room which can sit 14 people comfortably. An office is also situated on this floor. A beautiful staircase leads the way to the cinema room, which overlooks the main sitting room high in the eaves. Sink into the comfy seating or relax on a day bed whilst watching the latest films. Chalet Launen has the latest audio and visual systems throughout ensuring a wonderful ambiance. The theatre room enjoys a 70" high definition screen, Dolby surround sound and an extensive library of movies. Apple TV and the Xbox provide endless entertainment. The lower ground floor is home to the exceptional spa and wellness area. After a hard day on the slopes guests can sit back and relax on the day beds whilst dipping in and out of the waterfall showers, sauna, steam room and plunge pool. There is a wood burning fire, gym and outdoor relaxation space with river view. Also on this floor is a delightful twin bedroom and guest suite. The twin bedroom has an en-suite shower room and the guest suite is made up of a double bedroom, beautifully designed separate, children's bunk room sleeping four. These share a contemporary en-suite bathroom.

ACCOMMODATION COMPRISES:

Entertainment floor (top floor)

  • Cinema room

Living floor (1st floor)

  • Open plan kitchen and day room
  • Living room
  • Dining room
  • Office
  • Guest WC.

Sleeping floor (Ground floor)

  • 1 master bedroom (swedish stove, en-suite bathroom and separate shower)
  • 1 double bedroom (en-suite bathroom)
  • 1 bunk room (en-suite shower room)
  • Games room
  • Guest w.c.
  • Heated ski room and locker

Spa floor (lower ground floor)

  • 1 guest suite with double bedroom and children's bunk room (sleeps 2 adults and 4 children, en-suite bathroom
  • 1 twin bedroom (en-suite shower room)
  • Spa area (day beds, wood burning stove, gym, rain and waterfall showers, yoga area)
  • Sauna & Hammam
  • Plunge pool
  • Guest WC
  • Laundry room

 

December

  • Christmas Market
  • New Years Music Festival
  • Annual Curling Cup

January

  • Cross country Skiing Championships
  • Snow Bike Festival
  • Concerts in Church Gstaad

March

  • Snow Golf tournament
  • Annual Concert from the music society

Tobogganing - There are eight different toboggan runs all of varying degrees. You can pick the family run in Sparenmoos to the floodlit run in Wispile

Air boarding - For the thrill seekers and if you think you need more speed to get down the hill you can hop onto an air-board for some nail-biting speed and fun

Winter biking - This is the sport that is becoming increasingly popular among mountain enthusiasts. Involving ‘fat bikes’ and the use of the walking trails it is something that you can really get your teeth into

Ice Rink - There are three natural ice rinks and one artificial rink here in Gstaad. All with varying opening times, if the need to ice skate comes over you there should be one open

Sports Centre - If you feel like you haven’t worked your muscles to their full potential you can always hire a court and have a friendly tennis or squash match

Climbing centre - An indoor alternative for the weather isn’t at its best. It is the perfect place to get a full body work out and test out those climbing skills

Indoor pool - Located in the sports centre you can enjoy the magnificent views of the mountains whilst splashing around in the warm pool. Or if you do have a little energy left you can have a sliding competition down the chutes

Equestrian centre - The choice of indoor hall lessons or guided outings into the unspoilt countryside mean that horse-lovers are sure to be satisfied here

Cinema - Screening the latest films including some in 3D this friendly cinema seats 200 comfortably in their ‘comfort’ seats

Nightlife - With an eclectic mix of stylish bars, clubs with DJ’s and chill out lounges, Gstaad has an attractive mixture to see every type of night owl through until the early hours

TIME ZONE
GMT + 1 hour

LANGUAGE
French and German is spoken in Switzerland. French is the predominant language in Verbier.

CURRENCY INFORMATION
CHF (Swiss Francs)

MONEY MATTERS
Travellers cheques are widely accepted for exchange or purchase in major cities, but in more rural areas, visit a bank to exchange them for Euros. Major credit cards are widely accepted here and ATM access is widespread. Exchange currency only at authorized outlets such as banks and hotels, and exchange only what you think you will spend in the country. Coins cannot be reconverted on departure. Save all receipts from any currency exchange transaction. You may be asked to produce them when you exit the country, and they are required if you intend to reconvert local currency.

TIPPING SUGGESTIONS
In restaurants a service charge is built into menu prices. However, it's customary to round up amounts when paying the waiter or waitress if you're happy with the service. This means that you might hand the server CHF 50 for a CHF 47 meal. If you're paying by credit card, hand the server a cash tip of up to 5%. For Taxis as in restaurants, round up or add 5% when you're happy with the service. Tips to your chalet staff are entirely at your discretion.

ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE FORMALITIES
Travel documents are your responsibility. In general you should have: a signed, valid passport that will remain valid for at least 6 months beyond the completion of your trip. Your passport must have enough blank pages (excluding amendment pages) available for entry and exit stamps issued when entering and exiting immigration points. Visas are required for certain nationalities and you are strongly advised to check your status allowing plenty of time for visa application. EU nationals are only required to hold a valid national ID card.

NEAREST AIRPORT
The nearest airports to Gstaad are:

  • Bern (81km)
  • Geneva (151km)
  • Grenoble (317km)
  • Zurich (209km)

WEATHER
Switzerland's winter temperature range is -2 °C (28 °F) to 7 °C (45 °F), with the snow remaining in the Alps until around April. The alpine climate is cold and visitors should wear warm, waterproof clothing at all times when outdoors during the winter. Hats and gloves are also essential to prevent frostbite. Sunglasses or ski goggles are also necessary to reduce the glare of the sun on the snow.

HEALTH
It is advisable to contact your doctor before you travel if you have any specific health concerns and imperative to take out appropriate travel and medical insurance. Winter sports involve a high degree of risk and you should be in good health and carry adequate medical insurance in case of winter sports accident, including cover for air ambulance.

ELECTRICITY
Electrical service in Switzerland is supplied at 220-240 volts/50 hertz.



DRIVING INFORMATION

  • Traffic from the RIGHT has right of way, except at roundabouts or if their road has a white line across it.
  • You should always be carrying in the car your Passport or national ID, driver's licence, the car insurance papers and ownership (rental) papers.
  • National speed limit on motorways is 120 km/h, on open roads 80 km/h and in towns 50 km/h.
  • In Switzerland you pay an annual motorway tax, even if you're only using the motorways for an hour or two. A vehicle sticker, or vignette, must be displayed on the windscreen by all vehicles. Of course, if you don't need to use a motorway you don't need to pay, although it's difficult to cross the country without doing so.You can for example buy them in Switzerland from customs offices at the frontier or service stations, garages and post offices.
  • There are strict laws concerning drinking and driving. Anything over 0.08 per cent and you could face anything up to imprisonment.
  • Snow chains are recommended to be carried everywhere in Switzerland during winter, and if you do not carry and fit them when conditions demand the police can prevent you continuing your journey.

LOCATION IN RESORT:

  • Located 5 minute drive to centre of Gstaad in a beautiful peaceful location with views towards Lauenen and down the valley towards Gstaad
  • It is a 5-10 minute drive to the main ski lifts of Gstaad. A 5 minute drive to the centre of Gstaad. A 3 minute drive to the centre of Lauenen.

LOCATION TO AIRPORTS

  • Geneva Airport – 150 km / 1 hour 45 minute drive
  • Saanen (LSGK): 10mins / 4km

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Availability Information

  • There may be some variations on the standard season dates at selected chalets, details of which can be provided by your Abercrombie & Kent Chalet Consultant.

Rates Information

  • Our chalets are normally rented on a Sunday to Sunday basis throughout the year. However, shorter breaks and alternative arrival days might be available outside the Peak Season. Please contact your Abercrombie & Kent Villa Consultant for further details.

  • Please note that villa only prices are according to self-catered or B&B packages as described on the fact sheet.

  • A&K Hosted prices are according to catered or half board packages as described on the fact sheet

  • The above rates are on a per chalet, per week basis. For further information on Catered and Self-Catered Options please contact one of our A&K Chalet Travel Consultants who will be happy to discuss your specific holiday needs – simply complete the quick ‘Make an Enquiry’ form or call us on 0845 618 2205.

 

Inclusions

  • Dedicated service from the chalet staff and welcome assistance
  • Champagne Reception (first night)
  • Tea or coffee in bed each morning with complimentary newspapers
  • Daily breakfast and afternoon tea
  • Children's supper
  • Dinner on six nights
  • Carefully selected house wines
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dedicated Driver service
  • Mid week towel change
  • Private ski instructor on 2 days (Monday & Tuesday)

Extra Services

  • Flights
  • Food & drink cost, payable in resort (+10% VAT)
  • Wine and Bar Drinks
  • Airport Transfers
  • Lift Passes or Ski Rental
  • Childcare arrangements

The villa

Because everyone’s concept of a villa holiday is different, we have created a formula designed to offer privacy, flexibility and the freedom to run your own holiday or call upon us to help open up a world of possibilities. Our villas are normally rented on a villa-only weekly basis and are ideal for those seeking independence and privacy. We’re on call in case you need us and we provide a change of towels and bed linen during the week, but otherwise there no inclusions. 

A&K Concierge upgrade

For additional support, comfort and a slice of pampering why not upgrade to our A&K Concierge service. Included is an airport welcome on arrival with assistance for onward transportation; the services of an A&K Concierge – whose local knowledge provides you with invaluable assistance and recommendations; an orientation of the local area; a fully stocked drinks fridge; maid service; the ingredients for your first evening’s supper and breakfast delivered on the first morning of your stay. For full details of concierge inclusions speak to an A&K Travel Consultant on 0845 618 2205.

The finishing touches

Ever dreamt of driving through the Chianti hills in a red Ferrari, or along the Moyenne Corniche to Monaco in a Bentley? How about sailing along the Cote d'Azur to St Tropez in a private yacht or speed boat? Sometimes the home is all that you need, but if you're lured into culture, excitement, activity, improving your cooking or simply dabbling in landscapes, then speak to one of our Villa Specialists for an insight into what we can arrange. These are what we call our ‘Finishing Touches’.

The list is by no means exhaustive and we always welcome requests, however obscure you may think they are! Our local offices enable us to control the quality of the services on offer and the depth of knowledge our local teams have is impressive. Our aim is to provide guests with the authentic sights, flavours and experiences of the region they are staying in.

If you would prefer to discuss your specific requirements, whether it’s in relation to the property or about your stay in general, please do contact us using the Enquire page or please do give us a call for a chat.


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Features:

  • Balcony (Private)
  • Central Heating
  • Cinema Room
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace (Private)
  • Gym Equipment
  • Hammam
  • Internet Access (Wireless)
  • Recreation (Games Room)
  • Sauna
  • Ski Lockers
  • Steam Room
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Washing Machine

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Reasons to book your holiday with us

  • Over 50 years' experience
  • 24/7 support before, during and after your stay
  • All of our properties have been hand-picked and visited by a member of the team
  • Travel Consultants are based in the UK with local offices to assist with planning every detail of your stay
  • Option to upgrade to a Concierge stay to make the most of your visit
  • Option to book additional trips and services via our local offices


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